In Shiromani Akali Dal wants receiving states to pay royalty for water n Haryana retaliated by asking Punjab to pay royalty for water not supplied to it n In India there is no system of pricing river-water though n Two 'water experts' back the SAD demand
Jangveer Singh

The controversy over the Satluj-Yamuna Link Canal only serves to stoke regional chauvinism and deflect attention from the real agrarian crisis faced by Haryana and Punjab.

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday said that efforts were being made to make the state self-reliant in power by 2012.

Karnal: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), going it alone in the Haryana Assembly poll, has promised free power supply for canal irrigation, a minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1,500, Rs 1,200 and Rs 300 for wheat, paddy and sugarcane, respectively, free medical treatment for senior citizens, widows and women in government hospitals and equal opportunities and equitable distribution of governme